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Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Story: Something old, something new…

by Kathryn WHO: Kathryn and Jamie WHAT: A September wedding WHERE: Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX WHEN: Sept. 19, 2015 WHAT: Kathryn’s perfect dress! (by) WHO: A Monique Lhuillier wedding gown (from) WHERE: Casa de Novia in Houston (http://www.casadenoviabridal.com) -Style: Strapless, low back, fit and flare -Color: Ivory with tea-stained color underlay -Materials: Lace (bodice front and back and then down the side) and tulle (ruched across the middle then lots of layers/fuller at the bottom) -Bustle: “We added...

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The Wilsons’ Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

The Wilsons’ Wedding Gown Story

by Ed Wilson The gown was purchased at Cora Furs, 27 Church Street Paterson, NJ. The gown was worn by my mother, Ellen Louise Coe, for her marriage to my father Howard Wilson on November 18, 1961 at the First Presbyterian Church of North Haledon, NJ.  She was 18 years old, he was 22. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Ed! Want to read more wedding gown stories? Read more here. Feel free to share your own love story or wedding gown story in the comments or on our Facebook...

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A Twenty for Your Thoughts

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions, Wedding Gown Care | 2 comments

A Twenty for Your Thoughts

We would love to know a few things about your wedding gown and your cleaning needs so we’ve created a survey with a little incentive to coax it out of you.  We’re offering $20 off any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation just for answering five easy questions. Survey Questions The questions we are asking in this survey are: When was your gown worn? What services do you want for your gown? What criteria is most important for selecting a cleaner? Are you willing to use a "wholesale cleaner"? If you are...

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Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in General, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Every wedding season presents a new trend. A unique floral arrangement, a certain grouping of color combinations, a must-have photography location, a trendy hairdo… Different wedding trends arise every year, ebbing and flowing throughout the various wedding seasons as brides choose to be stand out or stick to the status quo. The trend of 2016, you ask? Blush wedding gowns! For the bride who wants a unique, eye-catching dress, yet can’t stand to stray from the long-held tradition of a white wedding gown comes a new alternative: a...

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Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning | 0 comments

Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

This stunning number from Allure Bridals certainly had seen better days when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. The hemline was extremely dirty and had tracked in mud, grease, and who knows what else along the way. The inside of the beautiful, embroidered tulle bodice showed stains from makeup, perspiration, and self-tanner (hey– a bride’s gotta do what a bride’s gotta do). Fortunately the delicate dress was able to be hand-cleaned, as part of the Heritage Select cleaning package, completely erasing the...

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North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Sarah’s wedding gown– and her wedding– are straight out of a fairy tale! The Wedding Venue: The Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina In an interview with The Knot, Sarah said of her venue, “We love being outside and wanted to be surrounded by as much natural beauty as possible. This lovely estate was built in the 1900s and is enclosed by grand woods, which set the scene perfectly.”   The Dress: Sarah told us, “My first job out of college was as a bridal consultant at Vera Wang, so it...

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A Lifetime of Creation: Carol’s Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Lifetime of Creation: Carol’s Wedding Gown Story

by Carol Mann I learned how to sew when I was 12 years old. I had an interest in fashion very early and wanted to attend design school. When I was in high school I made my prom dresses with my mom. Many years later, when I was 28, I attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. I got an AA Degree in Fashion Design. After graduating I started working freelance as a stylist and costumer for film and commercials. I made this wedding gown in May 1989 and finished it in June 1989 shortly before my wedding. It is a...

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Save $50 on Heritage Couture Service

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

Save $50 on Heritage Couture Service

Enjoy $50 off any Heritage Couture Service throughout the month of June with coupon code: Couture50off Pamper your wedding gown with Heritage Couture™ premier wedding dress cleaning and preservation. Your wedding dress will receive the Tender Loving Care it needs to be returned to premium condition. Heritage Couture™ Benefits Safe and thorough wedding gown cleaning by hand (or dry cleaned in virgin solvent) Hand pressed for the best finish All accessories included* All embellishments and hemline conditions are included 3 hours of...

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Mary’s Monumental Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Mary’s Monumental Wedding Gown Story

by Mary M. I bought both my dress and veil at Jeanette’s Bride ‘N Boutique in Manassas, VA.  My mom passed away a few years before I was married so my father had to do both mother- and father-of-the-bride duties.  I narrowed the dress search down to three with my bridesmaids, but brought my Dad back to the boutique to see if my favorite was his favorite– and it was!   I loved the lace and the all the details. It was perfect. My husband and I were married at our church, St. Louis Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA in...

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Galina gown gets guarantee!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Galina gown gets guarantee!

Galina wedding gowns are known for feminine embellishments and dainty feel. The problem with a dainty, delicate dress? It’s delicate! We were entrusted to clean and preserve a delicate Galina gown. The dress featured fragile but lovely 3-D flowers in addition to gorgeous crystal beadwork. Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process was employed and the Galina gown was cleaned and preserved with meticulousness and attention. The delicate features were protected while receiving the utmost care. Even after the cleaning...

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